Merit Brewing Restaurant + Pub

hamilton, ONTARIO

Merit Brewing Company

Located in Hamilton’s James Street North Arts District, this infill project includes a new restaurant complete with rear sunken patio.  Though 1 storey in height, the building has been carefully crafted to fit into its taller surroundings with a dramatic, steeply pitched roof, giving the appearance of a multi-storey structure.  This move affords soaring interior spaces with exposed wood trusses and skylights, all overlooking the street theatre of James Street North with oversized windows.  The entry doors have been recessed from the street and surrounded by bold tile to create a strong sense of arrival.